Mary Ann Morie passed from life on earth into new life on August 24, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Mary Ann was born in Lee’s Summit, MO, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Edson Whiting in 1939.
She graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Education.
Mary Ann attended the Ohio State University, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and ETSU working toward a Master’s Degree and certification as a Church Educator.
She was involved in many volunteer activities her entire life. She was a Brownie Scout Leader while in college, a Cub Scout Leader, a Junior League Member, a Sunday School Teacher, a Bible Teacher, a Deacon, an Elder at First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, and was in many other organizations in leadership roles. She taught elementary school in Columbus, Ohio, was Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, and was Executive Director of Volunteer Kingsport for nine years.
She was elected to serve on the National Council of Volunteer Centers representing the Southeastern USA. She was chosen as one of 133 women who exemplified the Kingsport spirit in making a significant impact on the City of Kingsport during its first 100 years.
After surviving advanced lung cancer and brain cancer, she was “there” for people going through cancer treatments. She volunteered in the chemotherapy lab and ministered to those who were battling cancer.
She was a spirit-filled woman who adored her three sons. Known as Grammy to her grandchildren, they were the light of her life. She loved traveling with her husband and visited numerous countries over a 50-year period. She also enjoyed reading good books and discussing them at her book clubs.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gerald Morie; sons, Christopher Scott Morie (Amaryl), Gregory Vaughn Morie, and Bradley Ryan Morie (Robin); grandchildren, Erica Veech (Trevor), Jerry, Ian, Hayley, Phillip, Kristin, and Bridget. A brother, Philip W. Whiting (Eileen) of Lee’s Summit, MO, also survives; in addition to special niece, Tracy; two nephews; and many cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kemper Huber and Rev. Sharon Amstutz officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Mary Ann will be inurned in the columbarium at First Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to: Paul D. Coverdell Scholarship, Lee’s Summit Education Foundation, Inc., 301 Northeast Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64086, or Ballad Health Foundation (for use in assistance to needy cancer patients), Box 1069, Kingsport, TN 37662.